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Incoming CARICOM chair prioritises benefits for people in 2016

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BELMOPAN, Belize — Dean Barrow, prime minister of Belize, assumed the six-month chairmanship of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) from January 1, 2016, succeeding Freundel Stuart, prime minister of Barbados. In a message to usher in the New Year…

Puerto Rico reports first case of zika virus

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico has reported its first case of zika, a mosquito-borne virus that has been spreading across South America and the Caribbean and has been linked by Brazilian authorities to a serious birth defect, a US congressman said Thursday.  Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico’s…

Guyana police commissioner sued for vehicle damage

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana — International journalist and author, Dennis Adonis, has launched legal proceedings against Guyana’s commissioner of police, Seelal Persaud, and one of his officers, whose name was given as an Inspector M. Vigilance, citing damage to a $35,000 BMW 320 Series…

New sustainable development agenda to guide development for the next 15 years

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NEW YORK, USA — The new year ushered in the official launch of the bold and transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by world leaders last September at the United Nations. The new agenda calls on countries to begin efforts to achieve 17 sustainable development…

Direct flights resumed between Italy and Camaguey in Cuba

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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — With the arrival of 130 Italian travelers on January 1 at the Ignacio Agramonte International Airport in Camagüey, Cuba, the link between that city and Italy – one of the main countries sending tourists to this eastern province – was resumed after over a decade without direct flights.

Marketing Strategies Today: Podcasting persuasion

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Podcasting is a relatively new communication medium. Its growing popularity and low cost of entry make it a great communication and promotional channel for companies to experiment with. Podcasting is online audio content, and sometimes video content, which is delivered via an RSS feed.

Commentary: The View from Europe: Is the Doha round at an end?

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Just before Christmas the Doha Development Round was all but declared as dead. Unlike the recent climate change talks in Paris, or even the late September global agreement on Sustainable Development Goals at the UN, despite its equal importance, the outcome at the World Trade Organisation’s…

Commentary: Two hundred years ago, Haiti received Simon Bolivar with open arms

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December 28, 2015, marked the 200th anniversary (December 28, 1815) of the visit by Simon Bolivar to Les Cayes, Haiti, seeking assistance from Alexander Petion, president of Haiti, in his quest to liberate Latin America from Spain colonial rule and its world order of slavery.

Commentary: From Rags to Riches? In search of Roosevelt Skerrit’s millions

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Several weeks ago we decided to undertake what appeared at the time to be a monumental task; investigating the source(s) of what has been rumoured to be significant wealth quietly amassed over the years by Dominica’s sitting prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit. It was, and remains a challenging…

Letter: Ask Ralph

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The stickers and the signs that appeared just before elections in December read “Ask Ralph”, so I am going to do just that. For years now the unconfirmed rumour has circulated that Ralph Gonsalves is HIV positive. I recently overheard a conversation whereby a woman was saying he has got…

Letter: Response to old buildings in St George’s

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In response to the reaction to a reported statement made by the Minister of Works, the Honourable Gregory Bowen concerning the existence of old buildings in St George’s, I write in my capacity as a member of the Council of the Grenada National Trust. However, the views expressed here…